No Time to Die is one of the best James Bond films in the 007 franchise. It lives up to the hype and the long-anticipated release after many Covid-19 postponements, and the film soars with brilliance and high-octane action. Daniel Craig makes his true mark as Bond, and he is a knockout throughout. “If we don’t do this, there will be nothing left so save!” is a quote from the trailer for the film, and it is a metaphor for the film as well.
In No Time to Die, Bond has retired after the events from the previous film, Spectre(2015). He is living the life of romance with Dr. Madeleine Swann, played by Léa Seydoux, but he faces peril again when old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, needs his assistance. Bond soon realizes that he is on the track of an enemy with treacherous technology that can kill millions around the world. Bond teams up once again with his quarter master Q, played by Ben Whishaw, Eve Moneypenny, played by Naomie Harris, his boss M, played by Ralph Fiennes, and new agent Nomi, played by LaShana Lynch.
The enemy behind the dangerous technology is Lyutsifer Safin, played by Rami Malek, the actor we all know as Freddie Mercury from Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). Malek’s performance is among the best of all the enemies in 007 history.
Much of the danger in No Time to Dielinks to previous Bond films, and it is an amazing ride. Explosions out of the blue, deceit, and one of Bond’s biggest challenges to completing this, his last mission.
This may be the finale for Daniel Craig as James Bond, and it is a monumental Bond film that fans around the world will love. After the many months of pandemic postponements, I was eager to experience this finale, and I loved it. I have always been a die-hard fan of the 007 series, and this one may top the charts for me. Four stars for No Time to Die.